Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Research article
30 Nov 2015
Research article |  | 30 Nov 2015

Universal multifractal Martian topography

F. Landais, F. Schmidt, and S. Lovejoy


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AR by Francois Landais on behalf of the Authors (05 Oct 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Oct 2015) by Luciano Telesca
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Oct 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Nov 2015)
ED: Publish as is (06 Nov 2015) by Luciano Telesca
Short summary
In the present study, we investigate the scaling properties of the topography of Mars. Planetary topographic fields are well known to exhibit (mono)fractal behavior. Indeed, fractal formalism is efficient in reproducing the variability observed in topography. Our results suggest a multifractal behavior from the planetary scale down to 10 km. From 10 km to 300 m, the topography seems to be simple monofractal.